Rugby union player Scutt banned for two years

Kieron Scutt, registered as a player for Old Elthamians RFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of two years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).  

Mr Scutt provided a urine sample at an in-competition test on 30 March 2019. That sample was analysed and returned Adverse Analytical Findings for the Prohibited Substance Methylhexaneamine (MHA). MHA is a Specified Substance in the WADA Prohibited List 2019.

Mr Scutt was charged with a breach of World Rugby regulation 21.2.1 - "Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Player’s Sample". The RFU accepts that the Player’s Anti Doping Rule Violation was not intentional and, therefore, the period of Ineligibility should be two years.

RFU Anti-Doping and Illicit Drugs Programme Manager Stephen Watkins said: “All rugby players are subject to the anti-doping rules which are in place to protect players and the integrity of our sport.”

The period of ineligibility shall apply from the date of sample collection (30 March 2019) until 29 March 2021.